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left damage across parts of the d.c. region. good morning, washington. it's wednesday, september 19. i am steve chenevey. i am pamela brown in for simpson. >> 1 community it particularly near 59thheverly place.and 59th jay korff explains. >> [inaudible] >> we will get back to him in a few minutes >> . storm caused plenty of in the district and virginia. a tree fell on to power lines in northwest d.c., sparking a fire. heavy rains flooded roads in creating a.c., traffic mess at rush hour. one tree fell onto a home in arlington. nobody injured. .> it was shaking it could've been worse. >> the situation was even worse mclean, where a woman died control, oflost burst into flames. soweto is blamed for crash involving a police cruiser last in herndon. -- >> wet roads blamed for a .rash the nationals will play a double .eader now you can exchange your ticket for lesser value for today's match up. first game at 4:00 and the second at 7:00. speaking of baseball, the orioles came just finished at morning. 18 innings. win.rioles >> unbelievable. >> now to jacqui jeras with the weather. >> still s
appearance. reporting live at d.c. superior court, jackie bensen, news4. >>> a manhunt led police to our area. murder suspect anthony robert taglianetti is from woodbridge, and police believe he's back in virginia. he's accused of shooting keith reed in the small town of climber, new york, about 80 miles south of buffalo. investigators say taglianetti was spotted inrinc p william county this week. they believe his victim was a specific target. but they warn everyone, taglianetti may be armed and dangerous. >> this individual was -- wanted to do harm to mr. reed. >> right, we believe it was isolated. >> we believe he's in virginia now. but that could change. >> police say if you think you see taglianetti, don't approach him. call police immediately. >>> tonight we know the identity of remains found in a wooded area in stafford county. detectives tell us the remains belong to this woman, katherine bryant. the d.c. native vanished six years ago. she was 33 at the time. police suspect foul play in her death. but they haven't said what caused her death. someone found her remains last month just of
neighborhood of d.c. i feel we were out there covering flooding a month ago? >> reporter: that is true, jim. imagine if your neighborhood flooded not once, not twice, not three times but four times over the last several weeks, that's what's going on here in the bloomingdale neighborhood. a few hours ago, rhode island boulevard was covered ein walte. a news 4 cameraman was there as fire and ems crews rescued a man trapped in his car by a flash flood on rhode island avenue in bloomingdale neighborhood in northwest washington. take tine safety on the zodiac on the flooded roadway. >> it is mind-boggling. i got out here and saw the state of the streets. hearing from neighbors, i was just. i can't wrap my brain around what is going on in this moment. >> reporter: heavy rain measured in the inches, fell quickly, shutting down rhode island avenue and surrounding streets. basements were flooded. several submerged cars were also towed away. the fourth flood here in bloomingdale since july. that's when floodwaters pushed sewage into homes and flooded basements. this deja vu its getting hold for flood
airport. 86 at dulles and 85 at bwi thurgood marshall. 72 at d.c. 69 at baltimore. so another hot day. 90degrees is where we're headed. a southerly wind flow from five to 10 miles per hour. we'll have no shortage of sunshine today so looking good. i'll have more details on the full forecast just ahead. back to you. >> thank you. >>> president obama's much anticipated speech at the democratic national convention in north carolina last night and today, both the president and his gop rival mitt romney are campaigning in new hampshire. >> last night, the president accepted his party's nomination. fox's craig boswell reports. >> reporter: president obama officially accepts his nomination for the second term as he lays out his plans for four more years. >> i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> reporter: with just two months before the election, president obama hopes an energetic convention will give him the momentum his campaign needs. >> i don't believe that rolling back regulations on wall street will help the small business woman expand or the laid off construction
we don't know what's going to happen. >> a thunderstorm se up over d.c. and dumps as much as 4 inches of rain in some neighborhoods and folks living in the bloomingdale area north of rhode island avenue say they're at wit's end. >> our anny hong is live in northwest with more. >> reporter: they're getting a lot done here with the clean- up. you can see in that area in this house the water came up this high. i'm going to open the door here. you can see the homeowner here, michael thomas, making a lot of progress cleaning up his home after this basement flooded. he says this was not the first time that his home flooded. in fact, in the last several weeks it's flooded three times and he is getting sick of it. >> about 40 inches. >> reporter: homeowner michael thomas says in four years of living in his two-story condo on u street and bloomingdale court in northwest d.c. -- >> the couch was floating, this table. >> reporter: -- this was the worst floodinghe's experienced. >> scared me when i saw the water force that door open. i couldn't believe it and i was sitting here praying that it >> live and in hd, this is abc 7 news at 11:00. on your side. we are joined from a neighborhood in d.c. where just things look much different. >> they did indeed. they have made a significant amount of progress here in this neighborhood. i will show you just online me here. is down.he debris limbs and branches. for the most part, they are on the road to recovery. >> the cleanup began early after a powerful storm with winds up to 60 m.p.h. it our area. >> this wind came and you could window and it was unbelievable. everything was sideways. >> power lines, crushed cars in the aftermath. this brand new car was one of the casualties. fortunately, the driver was not. i just saw the pole snap and go down on the car. >> northeast d.c. got it do. -- got hit, too. a mess left by mother nature. >> it was not as bad on this property. i was very surprised. >> the fallen tree knocked down power lines. thousands were in the dark. we packed our freezer and lot of the food out of refrigerator and put it in the coolers. we hoped for the best. people have been working around the clock to get the lights
. >> the residents of d.c. our sick and tired of the greed. >> protesters say they stand in solidarity with the union workers and with d.c. residents. >> a robbery spree in prince george's county. targeting liquor stores. three businesses were struck. the latest happened this morning in riverdale. >> police say this still is striking very early tomorrow morning. as you will hear from one of the victims, they are very violent. >>just that -- just after opening two men stroll in posing as customers. this past saturday morning police say they struck again. this time, it was based liquore liquor. >> one of them, they say give me the number. we do not know nothing. >> these robbers work at thework at the shop next door. it is>> it is terrible. it is hard to make money when stuff like this happens. >> on tuesday morning the liquor store in river there was hit, using the same memo. -- mo. no one was hurt. >> god gave me another chance. i feel lucky. i feel safe. >> in the surveillance photos, one of the robbers was seen wearing a rather distinctive baseball cap. also a white as you v with temporary maryland
're out serving a.d.c.'s -- bloomingdale's neighborhood. at least two people are dead are woundeders gunman opened fire inside a sign company in minneapolis. the four wounded have been local hospital. police have sealed off this area. a bombshell following the arrest severee men and that a man near eastern market. have learned that police had maslin's cell phone for a before learning that it belonged to the victim. >> that information regarding from thephone came corps documents. the same document so laid out actions that led to the three armed robbery targets. today,ng before a judge of the threepse behind the brutal beating of masline. robberyged in the armed the mary's father of one clinging to life. -- left the married father of one clinging to life. >> his wife had stayed by his bedside as she fights to a injury.rain he was walking home august 17 out with friends after he was attacked. >> there is no punishment enough to reflect what this has done. >> one suspect pulled out a bb gun. branch iran and punched him to ground leaving him branch punched d leave himound an unconscious.
. >> reporter: d.c. water deployedvo cameras to inspect all 90,000 square feet of tunnels. some tunnels so large that crews can walk through them n. some spots, the video shows things are very clear. in other locations, you can so what appeared to be roots and other debris. this blockage is coming from a home sewage lot. >> and this is coming from a service and this is in this line here. >> reporter: unfortunately for the people who lived through this flooding for decades, officially -- especially after several strong summer storms recently, no major clog has been found yet. >> we almost wish we would find one and solve it and get moving on it. we haven't found it. have not found obstructions in the system. >> reporter: d.c. water is trying to come up with simple ideas and with something to do past. -- fast. one idea is to use part of the sidewalk as a drainingage area and another is passing out rain barrels to what you see here, the trash can. the rain would run off someone's roof into a barrel and would never make it into the street. >> and go from the manhole, m- 30, 629 and to upstream. >> r
and everybody started getting a little bit scared. >> from virginia to d.c. to prince george's, how long did it take you? >> 1:15. >> numerous storms were reported. the storm also knocked out power. some intersections here along green belt road were in dark. the good news is that no one was injured when that tree toppled or the porch collapsed here tonight. reporting live, news 4. >> thanks, darcy. the water is finally receding. some places saw up to a foot of water. homes on the water face the biggest threat at high tide, which was around 9:30 tonight. right now, though, no reports of any major problems. in northern virginia, quite different scene than just a few hours earlier. a heavy downpour soaked anyone on the outside. a downed power line cut off power to homes and tied up traffic. crews fixed those lines. >> right now, tree trimmers and power crews are hard at work. it's been a common theme this summer. storms hit, trees fall and then the lights go out. jim rosenfield continues live from bethesda where it's happened again. >> it's just bun to rain again tonight. take a look at this. t
with the annual ward 8 family day at oxen run park. it came from d.c. fire and e.m.s. it's one of the fun features. it started at noon and ran until 8:00. there was also entertainment and food. the event is sponsored by marion barry. >>> one florida high school girl is hoping she'll get her start on the football field. fox's alex has more from the teenager that is ready to suit up as cornerback and make some history. >> listen up. >> south plantation senior has quite the arm. >> what sport? >> she is making history as the first girl in the state to play quarterback on a boy's varsity football team. >> she is good. i want to inspire other girls to come out and do something that someone told them they can't do. >> 17-year-old drafted, who coached her in girls flag football, knew she had the skills to play tackle with the boys. >> if she was a legitimate football player, then she wouldn't be here. >> she does everything with the boys. throwing, to running, and wears the pads if she's tackled, which concerned her parents at first. >> how cool is this for your kid to have her dream come true? >
for this friday, september 28th, 2012. most of the d.c. area is ending up soaked after rains pounded our region overnight. it prompted flash flood warnings in parts of our region. the worst of the storms has moved out, but we're still seeing a lot of rain this morning. >> storm team 4 meteorologist veronica johnson is here with the skinny on this friday. >> i like that. >> the 411. all that. >> oh, okay. >> it's not an unusual term. people say that, right? >> the skinny. the 411. >>> a lot of puddles down there. a lot of our rain down to our south and west around warrenton and culpeper. we are still seeing some rain that i think is going to be completely out of the area by 6:30. let's head over to the weather wall. we'll talk temperatures and radar now. 65 degrees to our north in gaithersburg. 68 in college park. 67 degrees in benning, and 65 down in arlington. you can see the pockets of moderate and heavy rain indicated by yellow. shades of red and orange around d.c. inside the beltway. around clinton, maryland, all of that headed towards the east, including diehl getting heavy rain. forecast
at coolidge high school in d.c. after a student shot another student on campus. police say two students got into an argument yesterday. one student left and came back with a gun and shot the other student at a football field. the victim was shot in the leg and is expected to be okay. the shooter was arrested. investigators say it was an isolated incident. >> now turning to decision 2012, and mitt romney who's back on the campaign trail this morning, and walking back some of his controversial comments made in a secretly recorded video released earlier this week at a forum in miami last night hosted by spanish language network univision. romney said his campaign is about the 100% in america and he is concerned about every voter. in the hidden camera video, he said he wasn't worried about the 47% of americans who didn't pay income tax because they would likely vote for president obama. romney also spoke about health care and immigration policy at that forum. >>> president obama will attend a similar forum hosted by univision today in florida, but he may also face some tough questions about his
. >>> president obama will stay here in the district today. he has three campaign events scheduled in d.c. the president also campaigned yesterday in virginia. he was 200 miles from romney in virginia beach. >>> the nfl referees are back on the job. the regular refs received a standing ovation when we took the field before last night's ravens-bengals game in baltimore. the honeymoon was short-lived, as you might imagine. the crowd quickly booed when the hometown ravens were called for an unsportsmanlike penalty. this was the first game since the nfl and players union reached a tentative agreement on a new labor contract. nfl commissioner roger goodell apologized to fans for the lockout. >> we're sorry to bring our fans through that, sorry to bring the general public through that. that's, unfortunately, part of labor management disputes. >> the referees union plans to vote today or tomorrow on the labor deal. >> a texas man faces up to five years in prison after admitting he tried to extort money from redskins quarterback robert griffin iii. richard hurd contacted one of rg3's agents earli
courage of the deadly attacks and the search for the killer of the u.s. ambassador. d.c. police need your help in solving a sexual assault case neared a metro stop in northeast d.c.. the man in the white striped shirt is being called a person of interest. this happens as around 11:00 tonight on thursday, september 6. it took place on the 13th of the block -- 1300 block. call the police if you have information. eight d.c. bar owner backs down after naming a drink after marion barry that tie into controversial comments about asian businesses that barry made. >> the owner of the bar tells us his on father is filipino and is starting as a tongue-in-cheek protest at his bar. nothing stays local. word got out and all heck broke loose. this is what the sign says now but if you look closely you can spot the name of the drink special that stirred up trouble. >> it is of sir that they had to take 30 asian summer punch of their board because someone told them. >> councilman marion barry made this comment -- >> [unintelligible] >> i felt when i met tony for years ago he tell me he was filipino. >> dc
will be to the west of b.c. -- west of d.c. partly cloudy and cooler tonight. it is a widespread in temperatures. the shenandoah valley could have temperatures in the upper-30's 4 morning lows. then it will make way for a beautiful sunday. extended outlook will call for temperatures to cool behind the cold front, around 70 degrees for a daytime high on wednesday. by thursday and friday, back into the middle 70's. check out the latest daily "i wonder." you can see the expected rainfall as move into monday and tuesday. but tomorrow, it looks great. i know a lot of folks will take advantage of it as we wind down those precious weekends before in the cooler air. >> enjoy it before the foggy start to the work week. >> how can you not like tonight's football game? >> yes, a lot. >> a great upset. >> that was a big game. penn state, all eyes on them, and they might have delivered. a program in desperate need of wins, several of them did come in big. and frustration lead to anncr: a good job. it's the key to a good life. but it isn't always easy to find one... a vote for question seveis a vote fo
to amount much west of d.c. 70's on monday. chance for heavier rain on tuesday. than a cool down as we move into next weekend. our daily eye-wonder. the arctic express. check out. >> it is going to be hot and muggy. >> not ready. not ready. when we switched to fios, we got better tv, better phone, better internet. it was like somebody like took our computer shook all the junk out of it. we're actually getting more for our money with fios. [ male announcer ] it's time to get more for your money. upgrade t to verizon fios internet, tv and phone with our best price online. just $84.99 a month guaranteed for one year with no annual conontract. there's at least three computers. [ girl 1 ] a tablet. [ woman 1 ] couple of gaming systems. we could all be running at the same time. we do not notice any dips. [ male announcer ] get tv rated #1 in customer satisfaction. and get the school year off to a great start with america's fastest most consistent and most reliable internet. internet is absolutely imperative for school nowadays. look
is at 7:00 at central high school. d.c. public service commission set to vote this afternoon on pepco's proposed rate hike. members of an advocacy group last night rallied outside the headquarters in downtown washington. pepco workers are expected to vote today on the union contract. if the deal is not reached, they could go on strike. this would be the first strike by them since 1985. the main sticking point is a changed to their health and welfare plans. a meeting today in d.c. on a plan to put power lines underground to reduce future storm related power outages. the mayor's task force is holding the meeting at room g9 of the wilson building. it's open to the public and will begin at 2:00 p.m. we are following a developing story in herndon. a candlelight vigil will be held tonight for a family of four found dead inside their home. it's not clear what led to it. two parents and two school-age children. police were responding to a welfare check yesterday when they found the bodies in the house on point rider lane. neighbors are shocked. >> it's really sad. i don't even know how to exp
of the a beloved a d.c. principle. >> a mother is outraged after school was shot at what she is saying only on 7 whe we are hearing from the mother of the special ed students who outside the high school. us her son has the class madet that had shot him, but she did want to be identified. the boy is a jerk, mommy. >> court documents state the two argument.ot into an they believe the suspect went to where he had a gun hidden away. returned and shot the boy is six times. the victim was released from hospital today. >> still to come here tonight, happened here in d.c. washington nationals made playoffs for the first time. >> i was not there at the game. what is next . >> and a man convicted in the popular middle is now himselfl dead. have the story and you folks who still love the principle. >> and i am bob ryan. an evening not as chilly as last night. anncr: their dishonest ads are everywhere. a west virginia casino spending a fortune... to s stop question seven. they don't want coetition. the washington post wrote the casino behind the ads is... "most concerned with its own bottom line." and the b
for the wrong reasons. what happens when washington, d.c does something stupid? should we be more worried? >> i think we should be worried about them for opposite reasons. the smartest people in america go to silicon valley. the most brilliant people lived in -- people with intimate america are are the people driving this revolution. the elite now go to the internet. that is with the smart kids go. the mark zuckerbergs, the sheryl sandbergs. as much as people did not go into politics. -- the smartest people do not go into politics. i think our challenge in america is figuring out how to get the mark zuckerberg's to not worry about becoming millionaires and worry about becoming politicians and teachers? or politicians who are as pandemic -- who are dynamic entrepreneurs flocking to silicon valley. is the outbreak is? >> i do not think it is outrageous but you are wrong. there is a distinction. i wanted to pose a few more questions before we open it up to the audits and have an argument among ourselves. we heard google's general counsel talking about embracing you made snide comments during his s
. you can see around gaithersburg, fairfax, d.c., all of this moving toward the east. that will be moving into areas like bowie and waldorf. right now this is our strongest cell. that will be staying towards calvert beach area. showers around this morning to go with the temperatures in the 60s, mid to upper 60s currently for your morning commute. patchy fog. 62 to 69 degrees. by lunchtime today, mixture of clouds and sun. getting up to 66 degrees. yes, there is a chance for today of rain after 3:00, 4:00, as we head up to 81 degrees. >>> if you're headed out of the house, give yourself extra time. still seeing wet pavement and making the roads slick. inner loop at 355, crash here at one point was blocking the left lane. very light volume, and it looks like possibly that accident may be on the shoulder now. let's head over to i-95 southbound at 17. earlier crash had been moved to the shoulder lane. what you're going to look out for is, as you travel south and get closer to 3, there's another accident there, and that accident is blocking your left lane if there's time.
and in was too much for he ground to take. the famed d.c. neighborhood hit g tonight. ful storm that popped up over the area, trapped people cars, knocked out electricity and even cause to shut down a three metro stops. one rider snapped the shots of the pictures on the water at the shaw university stop. we have storm watch team overage tonight. we're live in the blooming dale neighborhood of d.c. and jay there. we see where things stand at this hour, steve. been a busy evening in the weather center. storms. n tracking the some of them hardly moved at 7:00 to 8:00 hour and dumped a ton of rain. our abc 7 live doppler radar. e the e exactly wher heavier showers are located right now across central loudon county and every to leesburg we developing cell about to enter the beltway and head in just a little clower and notice we're looking for to move towards reagan towards old ort, town over the next, let's say 45 minutes or so. these cells have the potential to drop heavy amounts of rain short period of time. it's all part a larger system that was once isaac and now slowly moving towards the east
this morning -- i love it. temperatures -- 56 in d.c.. we have 40's everywhere else. 46 in manassas. 48 in culpeper. for today, mostly sunday -- sunny, 60 by 9:00 a.m.. 76 by 5:00 last check on traffic. >> good morning. yes, we do have a couple things happening around the region. a note around the maryland beltway -- they fixed up construction at university boulevard. also it looks like a fixed up the construction -- construction. we will take it over to kenilworth ave. that is released in each direction. in the tyson's area we see some barrels heading towards the toe road and eisenhower avenue. this is quite important for our commuter through town -- right now, the douglas bridge is open. the douglass bridge pass south capitol street. i just spoke to vdot. they're letting a coast guard cutter get through that area. it will be shut down for a little while. we will tell you as soon as that it's back into place. back to you. >> new this morning, three d.c. police officers are report -- recovering after a crash in southwest. >> it happened a long delaware avenue. one was off-duty, the oth
now at 11:00, tempers flare on the tarmac. fighting flight attendants forced off a plane bound for d.c. >> wandered away and nobody realized it until his mother went to pick him up. we'll tell you where that child is finally found. >> breaking news in northern virginia. human remains found inside a package on busy train tracks. the discovery was made on the vre tracks in monassas park. more than 1700 drivers had to be moved off trains. gym rosenfield joins us live from the scene. >> reporter: the railing reopened behind me here in monassas park. this was a nightmare. chopper 4 was over the scene as this played out. just before 6:00 tonight, trains came to a halt south of the berks station. this was after a suspicious package was found. monassas park say a human body part. what exactly tsz, they won't say other than to say it was not a human head. the medical examiner will be helping investigators. meanwhile, passengers waited while about a dozen busses and cabs to help commuters get home. it was a long night for them. just a short time ago, we spoke to one weary commuter who was still
for our veteran community as well as those who lost their lives on 9/11. >> reporter: serve d.c. and hands on greater d.c. cares organized this 11th anniversary commemoration of 9/11. >> national day of service -- >> reporter: and this "today" anchor was master of the program. mayor vincent gray remembered the teaches and students flying to a science congress in california. >> how did they know what was awaiting them with the terrorists having taken a plane and then crashed it into the pentagon. >> reporter: people came from all over to remember the victims of 9/11. >> we are from russia, st. petersburg. and we came to washington for one day just to see how people remember about this day. >> reporter: in the maryland suburbs, prince george's community college hosted its 9/11 national day of service and remembrance with poems, music, and song. flags draped a wall with notes of remembrance, leaving a living legacy of that day 11 years ago. bells rang out as the town of vie yaen in, virginia, and the american legion hold their memorial for those who died in the terrorist attacks. there were p
was not injured. police are investigating. gating. >>> also an investigation into the flooding problems in d.c.'s bloomingdale and lee detroit park neighborhoods. remember this -- and ledroit park neighborhoods. remember this from sunday night? a huge mess. here's more incredible video of flooding after more summer storms. the two neighborhoods have flooded four times since july sending raw sewage and floodwater into homes. today d.c. officials talked about one measure they're taking to mitigate flooding in the area. >> this is a workshop on back flow prevention. a back flow preventer is a device that can be installed in the house. d.c. water has a program for their installation. so this workshop and the one saturday are designed to help homeowners understand what questions to ask their plumber when they prepare to have one of these installed. >> fox 5's matt ackland got an exclusive look at the search for the problem in the sewer system. >> first street northwest, a reverse inspection of a manhole possibly buried. >> reporter: it is a massive search fo
with a frightening news alert from northeast d.c. police are looking for the man in this surveillance video seen following a woman out of the deanwood station last week. the man sexually assaulted the woman on nearby 45th place northeast. officers released a composite sketch of the suspect. if io have any information, you're urge -- you have any information, you're urged to call police. >>> a gay publication in d.c. trying to find out who is committing some very nasty acts of vandalism, first removing the metro weekly magazines and replacing them with rotting food and what is thought to be human and animal waste. fox 5's matt ackland has more. >> this has been happening for months now in the dupont and logan circle neighborhoods. someone is targeting magazine boxes that hold the gay publication metro weekly. here are some of the pictures we can show you on tv. some of them are so bad you don't want to see them. metro weekly staff members have been forced to clean up the mess usually after a reader makes the nasty discovery. who is doing it? well, no one is for sure at this point, but the co- pub
part after a day of heavy rains. >> a whole lot of rain fell quickly in the d.c. area. the trees also fell and knocked out power to thousands. good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang on this wednesday, september 19th, 2012. >>> prince george's county police officers have shot a man in the district. they opened fire when they say a man began shooting at them on southern avenue northeast. melissa mollet is live with the latest. melissa, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, eun. that's right. officers are still on the scene. we just spoke to them, a couple of investigators. they said they'd be here a couple of more hours. you can see this entire section of southern and chesapeake is shut down. again, it's going to be shut down for some time. we arrived here about a half hour ago. there were a dozen or so evidence markers in the middle of the road here. since then, those markers have been cleared off of the road. here's what we know at this point. just after 10:00 last night, d.c. and prince george's police started getting calls about a man walking thr
. >> i just can't believe it. i'm shocked. i'm shocked. >> reporter: d.c. chancellor of public schools said this was an isolated shooting. we're hearing the suspect and victim argued earlier in the day. >> one student left the building, came back after dismissal and that's when the shooting happened outside of the building. >> reporter: the good news is that the victim in this case we're hearing is conscious, and breathing. i'm sure investigators will be talking to him along with the suspect. the suspect was arrested with assault with intent to kill. as for the field behind me, there are people exercising. there is no football practice today and school is expected to resume tomorrow here at coolidge high school. live in northwest d.c., shomari stone, news4. >>> french police posted outside the office of a magazine now after it released controversial cartoons of the muslim prophet muhammad. the head of the paris mosque condemned the timing after the violent protests of an anti-islam film produced in the u.s. france is closing embassies and schools in 20 countries this friday, which is t
a part. tonight, d.c.'s police chief said the cases may be connected. fox 5s bob bornard has the -- bob barnard reporting. >> reporter: it seems one roving gang of phone snatchers has been particularly violent. the sidewalks of capitol hill have become a prime target of sometimes violent thugs looking to steal smartphones out of your hands. >> and mostly this side of my face and lip. >> reporter: casey adams, a 26- year-old intern from utah, in washington just a weeked he was ambushed by two men while on the sidewalk on the phone talking to his wife. >> and immediately punched me, knocked me down. my phone fell out of my hands. quickly he said give me your phone and empty your pocket. >> reporter: they didn't take his wallet, detectives telling him that someone saw what happened. >> the witness said after they knocked me down and got my phone from me, they hopped in the back of the car and sped away. >> reporter: the attack near eastern market was blocks from where another man, tc massland was robbed and savagely beaten one night last month. >> what makes them stand out is the vast maj
it. >> in pote cases, the attackers took cell phones. d.c. police chief believe that is the main reason the city is seeing a spike in violent robberies. the street value of the cell phones, it is instant money for the bad guys. starting this october, all cell phone companies will be required to permanently disable phones and police remind us all, shawn, not to talk and walk because we are distracted when we do so. >> certainly good advice. thank you. >>> new tonight, take a close look at this picture. d.c. police are asking for the public's help. he is accused of armed robbery inside a church. it happened at st. stevens saturday in northwest. police say the suspect robbed one person, pointed a handgun at another. he got away with one victim's money, wallet, and iphone. if you have any information, call d.c. police. >>> democrats in charlotte are rolling out one of their biggest guns tonight. former president bill clinton in the wings ready to speak to the delegates. as the convention heads into night number two. there has been a big change. today on where the last night is going
a look at the frontal system across d.c. you can see it stretching across the bay. that is going to be our main weather-maker as we move through during the course of tonight and tomorrow. it kicked up storms last night. some of the heavy rainfall as well that we received. it's continuing into the same pattern through the course of tonight. you can see storms south of fredricksburg. to the west of front royal, a little action there as well. we have to watch the system as it continues to push its way through. to the weather maps, the big picture, bev tornado warning boxes through areas of the mid- section of the country. that is associated with the spin of the remnants of isaac. that moisture is heading our way. a big tropical air mass will interact with the front and set us up for showers and storms and a very unsettled weather pattern. i will have more details later. back to you. >> thank you. >>> the weather has changed plans for the labor day concert tonight. the national symphony orchestra will play at the kennedy center instead of the west side of the capital building. it's f
for thepect. a rash of armed home invasion have d.c. residents on edge tonight. in three separate incidents a group of men entered homes and held up the residents at gunpoint. some of the victims are afraid this could happen again. >> the men behind these home invasions haven't been caught. they seem to be desperate. they roughed up a 75-year-old woman who thought she was safe inside her own home. >> we need to put a lock on the door. >> shirley was defenseless when a couple of young men rushed into her apartment friday afternoon. >> they came in with guns. i mean, they had guns all on my head and everything. they knocked me out of the chair, knocked me over the coffee table and he said where's the money? i said, i don't have any money. >> they came into her building through an unsecured door and left with not only the contents of her wallet but also her peace of mind. >> i have never had -- expect that to happen to me. >> but friday it happened three times. jfert just after 3:00 p.m. then about 15 minutes later. and just before 2:00 a.m. a third time.
reaching 60 miles per hour, injured several people at the prince georges county fair. across d.c. and virginia, the wind knocked down trees and utility polls. torrential rains and 60 mile an hour winds ripped through d.c., maryland and virginia. trees and power lines were toppled as this storm blew through the region. 50,000 people are without power in d.c. 70,000 are in the dark in virginia, in maryland, 20,000 have no electricity. we have team coverage tonight. storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell has more on the aftermath. crews are on the scene right now. do they know when power will be back? >> reporter: well, we just talked to pepco moments ago, they're saying they hope to have 90% of customers back in service by monday. that's the latest again from road as you mentioned. the lights you see here some are vehicles, the road is closed. off in the distance you can see crews are here, they've been here for about the last half hour, they'll be working throughout the night to try to get the lights back on. people try to salvage what they can after a severe storm ripped through t
and chapel dry. the cause of the break is not yet clear. people living in northwest d.c. will spend the holiday crying out their basement once again. this comes after last night's storms want roads and even shut down this has got to be frustrating for people. >> hard to believe that this has happened again. basements and cars once again flooded. even the metro station feeling the effects of the flash flood. you can see from the emergency sign that this could happen again tonight. >> just no way to live. >> residents of this neighborhood are convinced that this latest flood has more to do with the drainage problems than the actual rent. merge cars once again shared the road rescue rafts. >> i cannot go like this. >> puddles are still visible inside this woman's car. >> my car was flooded. >> this is the fourth time in two months that the cars up and swallowed up. 15 residents at filed complaints with the d.c. water, hoping it pays for uninsured damage. >> there is something that has not happened in the past. >> some are making the claim that the city's aging and one just overwhelmed
after the report came out. >>> counselors will be available today at a d.c. high school to help students cope with a campus shooting. two students got into an argument at coolidge high school yesterday. one student left, then came back with a gun and shot the other student on the football field. the victim is hit in the leg. he is expected to be okay. the shooter was arrested. >>> later this morning, a funeral for a prince george's county teen who was killed while walking to school. markell ross was shot to death while on his way to high school. the police are asking for the public's help in solving this crime. ross's family will have a viewing at 10:00 this morning followed by a funeral service. >>> 59 degrees. ahead on news4 today, the bizarre incident that kept some d.c. passengers from getting home on time. >>> plus, the mishap that left thrill seekers stuck up in the air for hours. >>> tom is >>> this probably isn't the kind of thrill these people were expecting. an amusement park in california malfunctioned, leaving 20 people stranded for 300 feet in the air for about three hours.
but a warning for anyone planning to drink. after rate two-year hiatus, the d.c. police have their breathalyzers back to use. autria godfrey has more. >> these tests are administered to people already in police custody. at a press conference earlier today, the d.c. police talked about how and poor and the devices are when it comes to cracking down on drunk driving. tonight in the district, grabbing drinks and getting behind the wheel is something the police will monitor with a new system. the method blood alcohol levels has not been used in nearly two years interdistrict. >> hopefully it will work this time around and people will put more faith into it. >> they fixed the inaccurate readings which caused system to be suspended, but not before nearly 400 people were convicted on at inaccurate results. >> that is scary. >> the police have relied on urine samples since then, but they say they have safeguards in place to make sure the new breath test machines are properly maintained. >> it is another tool in our belt. >> all the substations will have the new test devices, including a mobile van. tha
blessing ceremonies like this one at rfk stadium in 1997. bishop george stalling of d.c.'s armani temple was married to a japanese bride in new york city in 2001. >> he would pray and reflect on that process and then bring together two persons. >> reporter: r rend moon also married -- reverend moon also married a couple who did not know each other before their wedding and now they have a 3- year-old daughter. >> he can see and just how to match is the best way to make a peace. >> reporter: named a messiah by himself and followers moon met with world leaders, but he served 13 months in prison in the u.s. in the mid-1980s for fax evasion. moon built an international bissell -- tax evasion. moon built an international business empire including the washington times newspaper, resorts, hotels and restaurants. karen gray houston, fox 5 news. >> we're checking weather now, more potential for flooding, right, gwen? >> absolutely. we've got plenty of heavy rainfall to talk about and a look at the holiday monday as well. i'll have the details after the break.  >>> take a
in court. that little girl was found unresponsive in herfoster family's home. >>> d.c. police are investigating whether an attack on capitol hill is connected to a similar crime that left a man in a coma. casey adams says two men jumped him while he was talking on his cell phone late tuesday night. the 26-year-old just moved to our area for an internship on the hill. he has several cuts on his face and swollen lip. this comes less than three weeks after tc maslin was beaten and robbed of his phone. both crimes happened on north carolina avenue near eastern market on the hill. >> just said that after they had knocked me down and got my phone from me, that they left me there, you know, on the street just -- i mean, i was unconscious for maybe a few moments. but after the two gentlemen left, they hopped into the back of a car and they sped away. >> d.c. police released surveillance video last week that shows people in a 2005 hyundai sonata using the first victim's credit card near the crime scene. >>> we have some breaking news this morning from baltimore. former ravens owner ar
. 73 at quantico. d.c. is at 72. 66 in martinsburg and 67 degrees at dulles. so overall, it will be fairly nice today. mostly sunny. we are looking at 90 degrees. winds from uth the soat five to 10 miles per hour. one our models wants to bring us a little light shower between the 4:00 and 6:00 hour to our northwest. then we'll keep an eye on that. so far, i think it is looking pretty good but a wet saturday. guess what. it is not a weekend washout. so we'll have some changing conditions for you then and wait until you see the full seven-day forecast. i think some of our views are might like that. >> i hope so. i'm banking on that seven-day forecast because it has been so rainy. >> we do great with deposits. you just keep doing that. >> all right, james wright. what is happening on the roads this morning. >> we do have some problems to report. let's start off with metrorail and then we'll get to the crew in sky fox. if you are traveling metro's orange line, this is where we had problems with the disabled train university outside of federal triangle. expect on the orange l
. >> d.c. residents will get a chance to speak out about plans to expand a rail tunnel in southeast. >> this is before making a final decision on expanding the tunnel. the winter expanded to allow more trains to pass through. the meeting will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 at the capitol skyline hotel in southwest. >> commuters to ride on buses will be able to tell how they feel about changing bus routes. officials want to change seven routes to serve areas that have recently been developed and eliminate routes that are underperforming. it is 4:44 and 66 degrees. >> coming up, an emotional day emotional theherndon. >> police are investigating a shooting in gaithersburg that sent one man to the hospital. they say the man walked into a cvs after being shot several times. there is still no word on his condition. police are searching for a man who assaulted and robbed another man in downtown washington. it was at the intersection of 19th and l street. the gun fired and nobody was hit. >> a distraught herndon community is coming together to remember a family killed in a murder-suicide. po
, they're back. for the first time in nearly two years, d.c. police are using breathalyzers once again to combat drunk driving. they measure whether a driver has a blood alcohol level above the legal limit. that program was suspended in 2010 after calibration problems led to inaccurate readings. dozens of drunk driving convictions were tossed out. but the city says new equipment is now in place. >> well, i think it's an important tool. in making sure that people who are driving really are in a condition to be able to drive. we realize that there were some things that had to be done to make sure that they were perfected. we believe that's happened now. >> d.c. officials have consulted with experts, they say, and do not expect any problems with these new devices. >>> a driver backed up a little too far today in landover hills here. police tell us the driver was trying to reverse out of a laundromat parking lot. the suv rolled off the curb and down a small embankment hitting the side of a bowling alley. no one was hurt. >>> still ahead, the investigation into who killed a school superinte
in downtown d.c. if approved, the plan would increase bills by $5 a month in maryland. pepco also expected to vote itself on a contract proposal for some of its workers today. if the deal is rejected, union workers could go on strike. >>> news 4's angie goff is following breaking news from the news 4 live desk. angie, good morning. >> good morning. >>> just into the news 4 news room, new video of the attacks targeting the command buildings in syria. you can hear the gunshots. they rang out in the streets of damascus after the blast. the bombs, one of which officials believed was planted inside a building, rocked structures, leaving behind fire and these massive columns of black smoke in the sky. casualties are still unknown, but officials say the blast caused only material damage. it's the latest attack on the city as the attack on bashar al assad continues. last month a bombing killed the president's brother-in-law and a defense minister. >>> 5:07 is your time now. another major bank finding itself the victim of a cyber attack this morning. mpllin >>> also ahead, why the blown call contro
of the most deadly crashes of violence in d.c. history. all five are headed to prison. the rest of their shooting of the capitol street that killed five people. our d.c. bureau chief is live at superior court with the latest. the judge heard heart wrenching victim impact stories, saw a lot of tears and showed mercy and we're sentencing. they came out of the courthouse with few complaints. >> i am satisfied. get out ofl never to hurt anyone else. >> march 2010 was a time of mayhem after they went into a rage at what someone cheap bracelet from him which he stole from someone else. in a tit-for-tat set of events, people, would killing one. this womanthese -- says she is a christian but in no forgiving mood. to stand bid for the five convicted murderers that have done that? i am not going to tell them that. ringleader and two others life withoutd to parole. >> what is so difficult is i don't think these young men get yet. they understand devastation they caused. of the nine surviving victims expressed their release. happy and free. >> i would never get over it. i can go on with my
off. >>> a guilty verdict today in the murder of a d.c. man killed riding his bike home from work. neil godleski was riding through sherman circle in august of 2010 we had was shot. eric foreman was convicted of felony murder today just shy of his 18th birthday at the time. he now faces a mandatory 3rd years in prison. >>> a toddler drowned in a community pool in olney today. a neighbor found the almost 3- year-old boy in the water on sandy knoll drive this morning, performed cpr. the boy was declared dead at the hospital. police are investigating and may file charges. the child was with a caretaker at the time. >> severe storms once again rocked our region this weekend taking down trees and power lines. in fact, at one point hundreds of thousands of homes were in the dark. tonight the clean-up continues. sue palka has more now from the fox 5 weather center. >> we felt what those storms did. it lowered our temperature from the 90s saturday to the 70s today, but it was a fast moving and really wicked line of storms that produced multiple reports of funnels and a lot of winds gustin
in court. he was but admitted to a d.c. hospital following a hunger strike. lawyers have requested a hearing to contest a recent competency finding. he has claimed to be an iraqi general, of all things, is accused of murdering his 91- year-old wife inside their home last summer. >> we come to a developing story with concerns tonight after a church in the city is robert. police are looking into who went into st. stephen's in columbia heights. police to work in the neighborhood say crime is a goal -- crime is a growing problem there. >> the church was founded in 1925 and has a long history in this community. it was the first of fiscal church in washington to integrate. in a place that is open to all a gunman walked in. >> the church is well known for its open-door policy and it was invaded by a gun wielding maxed cropper on saturday afternoon. >> -- begun wielding masked robber on saturday afternoon. >> d.c. police say the suspect ran up and pointed a gun at a 26-old man. of report indicates the suspect put a gun to the back of his head and said do you have any money? as t
and saw nothing in e alley or around 5:00. d.c. police will only confirm foundhe woman was unconscious and had been sexually assaulted. it is disturbing news in this quiet neighborhood. it seems out of character. >> we moved here because it was a quiet place. >> it was a little disconcerting. >> i have a 13-year-old daughter who walks by herself. the victimold that has been released from the hospital. police are still investigating. >> the search is on for a person killed a young mother in capitol heights. 6:00 thisd around morning. a second woman also was shot, expected to survive. brittany sade mckinley knew her attacker and the shooting was result of a domestic dispute. >> yesterday, she had gone into altercation -- gotten into an altercation. >> police said they found a believe belongs to the shooter. >> we now know the identity of a killed in a freak accident parking lot. is 86-year-old marie surowics. she parked her car in a lot this morning. the brake on. i she got out of the vehicle, the car began to roll backwards and she was run over. police are looking for a boy as g as six
for the fifth season. >> it starts in washington, d.c. because then in april now work there. so leslie and chris -- leslie and andy cantu visit us in d.c. and we go around and see -- leslie and indeed come to visit us in d.c. and we go around and see all these sites. it is really fun to get on the road and to go to washington, d.c. to shoot the show. the show is a release are real and fun experience. >> ones, one now was a job, i took a trip to the baltimore aquarium and that was there overnight. it was all wonderful. >> why did you sleep at the aquarium? >> because that was part of the field trip. >> i feel that that may have been an off the great field trip. >> thank you for being with us. you can catch the premiere of "parks and rec" right here on wbal. in today's medical alert, athlete concussions are becoming a bigger problem across the country and now ravens linebacker jim mclean is joining and you complain -- a new campaign. a state law requires more training for coaches. the ravens want the 30-second ad to a pair on networks in full. coaches and athletes can never be too careful when it
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